Augmented Export – Augmented History in Uppland

We have been working hard on our next Augmented History app, and by the end of April 2017 we will launch the next installment. This time we will present the Uppsala cathedral area Anno 1509. By this time is the cathedral fairly new, the University of Uppsala has just been initiated, and much is happening in the area, with the catholic church watching over events near and far, while war is looming in the horizon.

The Uppsala cathedral app will be the first of five new apps presenting exiting locations in Uppland, where each app will offer a virtual window to the past and engage the user through authentic settings and stories.

This enterprise is part of the project Augmented Export, run by the Uppsala Regional Council, with funding from the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth. This also include a plattform that the company Upcraft Productions are developing for us. This plattform will make it easier to create new Agumented History apps, with more interactivity and the possibility to create compelling apps with a many functions and features.

Augmented History launch

Disir Productions has published an educational app for iOS called ‘Augmented History: Gamla Uppsala’. It offers a virtual window to the past through which you can experience an area of Gamla Uppsala around 650 AD. The app uses the device’s gyro and GPS to track movement so you navigate by physically walking through the same geographical area in real-life. You can also search for and excavate ancient items that are hidden in the environment.

Gamla Uppsala is one of Sweden’s most renown archaeological sites, known among other things for the large number of burial mounds. It was in ancient times the high seat for kings who considered themselves descendants of the god Freyr. At this site was one of Scandinavia’s most exciting royal palace complex of the Iron Age. Visitors today may be impressed by the expanses and large burial mounds, but these represent only a part of the area’s past character and content.

The app is currently available for iOS devices –

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Kvarnbo Hall 3D turntable

As part of our collaboration with Ömsen insurance we created this hypothetical model of the hall at Kvarnbo, Åland. The design is derived from Dr Kristin Ilves’ research and with further guidance from Professor Frands Herschend. Since there so far only has been one limited excavation of the location of the hall building, in the summer of 2014, the reconstruction is based on the dimensions of the structure, as seen from aerial photos, and comparisons to other, more well examined buildings from the Scandinavian area.

More information about the on-going research project carried out by Dr Kristin Ilves at:


The Iron Age hall at Kvarnbo, Åland

We recently finished this animation for Ömsen Insurance, Åland.

This is a reconstruction based on LiDAR data for topography and the actual archaeological investigations that have been carried out in the locations. The scene specifically shows a small village about 350 meters north of the large hall, which can be seen in the distance.

For more information about the ongoing research project carried out by Dr Kristin Ilves, visit


Disir Productions AB producerar och förmedlar digital information om historiska miljöer och samhällen. Vi tillhandahåller högkvalitativa visualiseringar baserade på vetenskapliga fakta. Vi bistår även med sakkunskap i frågor kring arkeologi och kulturmiljövård.

Vi erbjuder:

  • 3D-visualiseringar och grafisk återgivning av förhistoriska och historiska platser.
  • Drönarbilder och filmer av arkeologiska utgrävningar och kulturhistoriska miljöer.
  • Bearbetning av digital dokumentation från arkeologiska utgrävningar.
  • Konsultation inom arkeologi och kulturmiljövård: projektledning, vetenskaplig referens (sakkunnigfrågor), faktagranskning.

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